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McAfee – MPOWER recap

It’s about time.

That was the theme of MPOWER 2019 in Las Vegas.
During the opening keynote Chris Young, Chief Executive Office of McAfee told the attendees “time is our most valuable resource, we should make every second count at MPOWER”. McAfee detects five new threats per second. This was shown on screen behind Chris Young, while presenting. On the first day of the conference more than 164.000 threats were discovered, based on the live updates on the display.

According to recent research, threats are multiplying at unprecedented rates. Time is the underpinning factor in McAfee’s investment strategy, in protection the digital experience, from the device to the cloud. Chris Young went on to say that time is the one constant we can’t change and the one constraint we can’t ignore. Time, he reiterated, “remains our one resource that can burden or empower”.

Other highlights from MPower 2019

  1. McAfee MVISION Insights

Newly announced MVISION Insights gives security professionals visibility into the threat landscape using telemetry from the more than one billion sensors worldwide monitored by McAfee. The platform will pinpoint threats that matter, offer insights into the effectiveness of their defenses and provide the ability to respond quickly and accurately to these threats.

 

  1. McAfee Unified Cloud Edge

Introduced by Chris Young and Senior Vice President of the Cloud Security, Rajiv Gupta, “McAfee Unified Cloud Edge”. Unified Cloud Edge will offer a borderless IT environment. This frictionless environment will enable security professionals to reduce risk and increase productivity for organizations as they move to secure cloud adoption.

 

  1. New Product Innovations to McAfee MVISION Portfolio

Also announced during MPower, the latest enhancements to the MVISION Portfolio. The new features and functionality lie within McAfee MVISION Cloud, McAfee MVISION Endpoint, McAfee MVISION EDR and McAfee MVISION ePO, and have been purpose-built to help organizations protect data and stop threats across devices, networks and the cloud.

 

  1. McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7

The latest version of McAfee Endpoint Security—10.7—now features a visualization tool to help security professionals trace the root cause of attacks and rollback remediation to enable customers to easily and quickly reverse the effects of malware and return a device to its former healthy state.

 

  1. New Ransomware

McAfee’s research team observed a new ransomware family, dubbed Sodinokibi (OR REvil) at the end of April 2019. During MPOWER, the ATR team posted the first and second episodes detailing the Sodinokibi ransomware. In the first installment, they share their extensive malware and post-infection analysis and visualize exactly how big the Sodinokibi campaign is. The second installment shares an analysis of Sodinokibi and its connections to GandGrab, the most prolific Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) campaign of 2018 and mid-2019.

 

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Also this year Secutec went with several customers to the biggest McAfee conference in Las Vegas! It is always interesting to discover McAfee’s focus, new products and features, as one of the first. MPower is THE place were all McAfee experts and customers are coming to together to discuss certain topic and share experiences.

 

“Mpower 2019 gave me a sneak peek into the future of cybersecurity. Announcements of next-gen cloud solutions and a very interesting talk between McAfee CEO Chris Young and former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell were just cherry on top!”

— Thomas Jannes – IT System Administrator at VUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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